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josepp BS: On Bullshit (63* d) RE: BS: On Bullshit 29 Jun 11

////////////////////////////How can you say both this

"Yes, that was my point. The bullshitter and the liar both are trying to get away with something."

and this

"The bullshitter does no such thing. If you go to visit a sick friend in the hospital and ask her, "How are you feeling?" And she responds with, "I feel like someone dropped a 10-ton weight on me" that would be bullshitting."

The two statements are contradictory. Are YOU the BullShitter?///////////////

Anything can be made to look like bullshit if you remove the context. I explained the whole thing but you excised part of it such that you can't make heads or tails of it. The patient in the hospital is bullshitting you because she doesn't know what a ten-ton weight feels like falling on her. Her true motive is simply to get across that she feels bad but doesn't want to explain it to you--after all, you're not the doctor. There was no regard for truth in her statement but she wasn't concealing any truth from you either. Her motive was simply that she doesn't feel like explaining it to you. So she bullshitted you.

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